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Kaduna pays N80m compensation to expand primary school

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Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government on Friday paid out over N80 million compensation for the expansion of Lokoja Road Primary School, Rigasa in Kaduna metropolis.

Usman Hassan, the Commissioner of Works, Transport and Housing, who issued out the cheques to owners of properties around the school, said the expansion was necessary to provide more classes to the school.

He noted that the primary school presently has 29, 000 pupils mostly taking lessons under trees, as such it was necessary for the government to provide additional classrooms.

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Hassan gave those who had received the compensation three weeks within which to vacate their property to allow government commence expansion work on the school.

Alhaji Safiyanu Datsoho, who represented the District Head of Rigasa, commended the state government for the initiative, which he said was long overdue.

He said that the gesture would boost access to quality education in the area.

He, however, urged the government to extend the three weeks deadline given to the property owners to vacate, in order not to impose hardship on them due to the short notice.


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